"Fault tolerant smart transformer in distributed energy systems"

Prof. Mariusz Malinowski
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Professor Mariusz Malinowski is Professor at the Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics at Warsaw University of Technology and IEEE Fellow. He received his Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics, Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Warsaw, Poland, in 2001 and 2012, respectively.

He was a Visiting Scholar at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark; the University of Nevada, Reno, NV, USA; the Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany; and ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. He is currently with the Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics, WUT. His current research interests include control and modulation of grid-side converters, multilevel converters, smart grids, and power generation systems based on renewable energies. He has co-authored over 130 technical papers and six books. He holds two implemented patents.

Prof. Malinowski was the recipient of the Siemens Prize in 2002 and 2007; the WUT President Scientific Prize in 2015; the Polish Minister of Science and the Higher Education Awards in 2003 and 2008; the Prime Minister of Poland Award for Habilitation in 2013; and the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) David Irwin Early Career Award in 2011 and Bimal Bose Energy Systems Award in 2015. His industry application received several awards and medals, the Innovation Exhibition in Geneva in 2006 and the Exhibition in Brussels “Eureco” in 2006.


"Improving the Resiliance of Power System Operation - Contribution of Renewable Energies in Power System Restoration"

Prof. Martin Braun
Fraunhofer IEE & University of Kassel, Germany

Prof. Martin Braun studied Electrical Engineering and Economics at the University of Stuttgart and received a European Ph.D. at the University of Kassel on “Provision of Ancillary Services by Distributed Generators”. He was researcher in the group “Electricity Grids” at the research institute ISET in Kassel in 2005-2008. In 2009 Martin Braun established a new research group on “Decentralized Ancillary Services” at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) in Kassel, Germany.

In the years 2010-2012 Martin Braun was Juniorprofessor for „Smart Power Grids“ at the University of Stuttgart. Since 2012 he is full professor at the University of Kassel for Energy Management and Power Systems Operation. In parallel he established a new department on “Distribution System Operation” at the Fraunhofer IWES. Since 2018 he coordinates the department and the business field “Grid Planning and Operation”. Nationally and internationally he is active in IEEE, CIGRÉ, CIRED, ETG and IEA.

Martin Braun has co-authored more than 200 publications. His research interests include the design, operation and control of the future power system considering the integration of innovative assets and distributed generation, storage and flexible load. Important contributions from his research team also include tools such as: www.pandapower.org, www.opsim.net and www.iee.fraunhofer.de/beedip.